The series All My Children broadcasts its 20th anniversary special. The characters Joe and Ruth Martin sit down with Erica Kane, her mother Mona, and Phoebe Wallingford as they go through scrapbook pictures which segue into memorable clips from the series's past twenty years.
Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue, a TV special warning program for children about the danger of drugs and featuring characters from several Saturday morning children's shows, is simulcast by ABC, BET, CBS, Fox, NBC, USA Network, and Nickelodeon.
The Earth Day Special, a 2-hour commercial-free special event that premiered on ABC.
The long-lost pilot show for I Love Lucy is broadcast by CBS as a special.
A trick backfires on the character J.R. when his enemy conspires to trap him inside an insane asylum for the season finale of Dallas.
CBS starts broadcasting its daytime lineup in stereo sound, after competition from NBC and ABC necessitated the change of standard.
Genie Francis, in an attempt to shed her image as Laura Spencer, starts playing her third soap opera role, as Irishwoman Ceara Connor of All My Children which she will retain for three years until 1993.
Radio DJ personality Rick Dees debuted with an ABC late-night talk series titled Into the Night, Starring Rick Dees.